UN Global Compact 2022


Diversity Council Australia is proud to reaffirm its support to the United Nations Global Compact and its Ten Principles in the areas of Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-Corruption.

As the leading diversity advisor to business in Australia, DCA plays an integral role in engaging companies in Global Compact-related issues, particularly in relation to Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

DCA continues to be committed to sharing information about our activities in this regard with our members and broader audience, via our website, social media platforms and publications.


What is the Global Compact?

It is a voluntary initiative based on CEO commitments to implement universal sustainability principles and to take steps to support UN goals.

What are the Ten Principles?

The Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact are derived from: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.

Human Rights
Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

Read more about the UN Global Compact.